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  1. Jobs and work
    IT specialists looking to work in Australia are likely to find a wide variety of job opportunities with employers in the sector looking to increase the number of permanent staff they employ. Some 53% of employers expect to increase permanent IT staff levels and 33% expect to increase their use...
  2. Jobs and work
    Australian employers say the outlook for the next three months for employment is positive with generally hopeful hiring intentions, the latest report shows. Overall some 15% of employers forecast an increase in staffing levels, 4% anticipate a decrease and 78% expect no change, resulting in a...
  3. Jobs and work
    People looking to find a job and move to Australia are facing better prospects than they did a year ago with more positions being advertised than at the start of 2016. The latest figures from jobs firm SEEK show that there were 7% more jobs advertised in January than 12 months ago, with...
  4. Jobs and work
    Jobs in information and communications technology were the most common in Australia in 2016 and this is expected to continue into 2017 with a strong demand for health professionals as well. Nurses, midwives and paramedics were the most numerous positions advertised after the IT sector over the...
  5. General chit-chat and news
    Australia could become a regional talent hub as the cost of living for expats has fallen which could lead to more international companies employing people from abroad, it is suggested. The latest cost of living survey from Mercers shows that Australian cities have all dramatically dropped in...
  6. Jobs and work
    There is more good news for those seeking jobs in Australia with the latest data showing that the strength of the labour market continues to be fuelled by job ad growth in the largest employing states. Most people moving to Australia want to work and live in New South Wales and Victoria and in...
  7. Jobs and work
    It has recently been revealed that foreign workers have become increasingly subject to wage fraud in Australia where employers exploit their position to pay less than the going rate. Now with a general election set for next month the Coalition has promised to crack down further on such...
  8. Jobs and work
    IT professionals continue to be in high demand in Australia with a strong focus on security and Cloud experts across the country, new research shows. Certified security system architects and managers continue to be in short supply, with the growth of Cloud based technologies creating a need for...
  9. International Travel
    Australia is known for many things including beaches, weather, kangaroos and koalas but it would seem that what many Australians like is the country's aviation industry. New research has found that 46% of Australians want to work in the aviation sector including both men and women, all age...
  10. Jobs and work
    The Australian government has released its new skilled occupation list for the coming 12 months which is dominated by trades and IT professions as well as nursing. The Skilled Occupation List and Consolidated Skilled Occupation list for the year 2016/2017 becomes effective from 01 July and...
  11. Jobs and work
    There has been a lot of talk recently about the demise of the resources industry in Australia but a new natural gas project off the coast of Western Australia could be set to boost the sector. The Gorgon LNG facility at Barrow Island is the largest ever private sector investment in Australia...
  12. Jobs and work
    Jobs of the future in Australia are likely to be more flexible and connected, many becoming automated, but experts also believe that people will find their work more interesting and fulfilling. According to a ground breaking report launched by the Australian Government people will work side by...
  13. Jobs and work
    With concerns still lingering that the resources sector in Australia could still be vulnerable to a slowdown in demand, the Australian government has announced steps to boost the sector. It employs not just a lot of people from Australia, but expertise from around the world at all levels in...
  14. Jobs and work
    There are more opportunities for engineers in Australia with both permanent and temporary jobs available for major projects, according to recruiters. Civil Engineers, Design Engineers and Rail Engineers are in high demand for highway and rail infrastructure projects in New South Wales, Victoria...
  15. Visas and immigration
    The mining and energy sectors in Australia provide a lot of jobs for skilled overseas workers and despite claims that the resources industry is under pressure it is expected to continue doing so in 2016. The latest Resources and Energy quarterly report from the department of industry...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Australia's chief executives have revealed a striking rise in confidence in domestic and global economic prospects for the next three years and expect to increase hiring more markedly than their international counterparts. It could mean more opportunities for professionals from around the globe...
  17. Jobs and work
    There should be an immediate halt to any expansion of Australia's temporary work visa programme until the full outcome of a Senate Inquiry currently underway is known, say trade unions. Urgent action is needed by the government to clamp down and regulate the entire 457 and working holiday visa...
  18. Visas and immigration
    The resources industry in Australia has been regarded as a growth area and one that offers job opportunities for skilled expats although there have been warnings about a slowdown. Now, a new report says that tens of thousands of new jobs can be created in the sector through key workplace...
  19. Visas and immigration
    People dreaming of moving to Australia to live often see the country as a land of beaches and barbeques but it seems that Australians do not necessarily have such a rosy view. Indeed, a new survey of more than 43,000 people shows working Australians feel anxious about their living standards and...
  20. Visas and immigration
    Job opportunities in the design and architecture sectors in Australia have increased rapidly with recruitment experts predicting more growth up to 2018. Advertisements in the design and architecture sector have almost doubled over the last year, signalling an appetite for people with skills in...
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